Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2008

This is no doubt one of the fruitiest presentations of Galpin Peak in many years. It has an appealing fresh fruit structure with accentuated length and elegance on the palate. Fully dry, but soft & gentle with a touch of crispness. Flavours of cherry, blackberry & violets followed by an earthy spicyness. It is in harmony with its expectations and does not disappoint in its rich candid finish!

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.81 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze Medal
2009 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver Medal (82/100)
2009 Decanter Magazine 5-star rating
2009 Decanter World Wine Awards - Trophy: South African Pinot Noir over £10

ageing : Expect increased elegance and softness with aging.

in the vineyard : The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley has consistently offered world class quality Pinot Noir wines. A result of an ideal combination of soil and climate - a situation which is repeated year after year.

It is claimed that Pinot Noir has no definite varietal characteristic of its own. Its flavour & character are dictated by the soil in which it is grown. Most vintages are preceded by an enthusiastically awaited dry weather build-up to actual harvest. In fact the 2007 vintage experienced hot & very dry pre-conditions. But 2008 vintage was very different, it was a wet season, the soils were never dry & grapes ripened under non-stress conditions.

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